The Ancient Guide to Meditation

From the Bhagavad Gita:

“Select a clean spot, neither too high nor too low, and seat yourself firmly on a cushion.

Once seated, strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in meditation, and your heart will be purified.

Hold your body, head, and neck firmly in a straight line, and keep your eyes from wandering.

With all fears dissolved in the peace of the Self and all desires dedicated to Brahman, controlling the mind and fixing it on me, sit in meditation with me as your only goal.

With senses and mind constantly controlled through meditation, united with the Self within, an aspirant attains nirvana, the state of abiding joy and peace in me.”

Read “me” as “awareness”. We don’t want to believe that the path is as simple as this action, but it is…